Generic Name: Gentamicin sulfate
Product Name: Gentamicin Injection BP
Gentamicin is used for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms (see Action Description for full list of bacteria). These conditions include:
Gentamicin is a bactericidal antibiotic, which means it kills bacteria rather than just stopping their replication. It acts by inhibiting protein synthesis, a vital process for bacterial survival. It is active against a wide range of Gram-negative bacteria (many famous for causing urinary tract infections) including E coli. It is also active against the dangerous bug Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is difficult to treat.Gentamicin also has activity against Salmonella and Shigella species responsible for food poisoning.Gentamicin is active against Staphylococcus aureus (also known as Golden Staph) including Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
Each ampule is for use in one patient on one occasion only. Gentamicin is generally given as an intramuscular injection, after which it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Intravenous administration is possible where intramuscular injection is inappropriate, and identical doses are used.Adults:Serious urinary tract and systemic infections:
Common side effects
Gentamicin is a powerful drug with many side effects. Some of these include:
Uncommon side effects
For further information talk to your doctor.